The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the economic theory of business strategy and its implications for modern markets. The foundation theories of monopoly and perfect competition are reviewed, and their implications for markets are analysed. A brief introduction to game theory is presented, which allows the rigorous analysis of the strategic interaction between businesses in imperfect markets. Students will apply economic principles to study strategic pricing, horizontal and vertical mergers, strategic entry deterrence, tying and bundling, advertising and innovation. Upon completion of the unit, students will have gained the tools and knowledge to analyse and evaluate contemporary business strategies.
|Unit name||Economics of Business Strategy|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Clinton Levitt|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Define and interpret key concepts in business strategy.
- Identify and apply appropriate economic concepts and theories to the analysis of business strategy.
- Use economic models to analyse business strategies and effectively communicate conclusions supported by evidence.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:BEA305
2 hour fortnightly workshops; plus online content. Please refer to the timetable for dates, time and venue.
|Assessment||Take-Home Assignments (x 2) (40%)|Written Presentation Proposal (20%)|Presentation (40%)|
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Carlton, D. & Perloff, J., 2015, Modern industrial organization, (International Edition), Global Edition, Pearson Addison-Wesley. ISBN: ISBN 9781292087856
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